For Dangerously Delicious Pies founder Rodney Henry, handmade pie and rock 'n' roll are intrinsically linked. Rodney found a love for baked goods while spending summers with his grandma in Pike Township, where she taught him the art of crafting pies. Later in life, he became the front man for the band the Glenmont Popes, traveling from city to city thrashing on his guitar. He began selling handmade pies at the merchandise table, and in venue parking lots, and to fans in exchange for a place to sleep. Before long, Rodney decided to bring his pies to a wider audience, and Dangerously Delicious was born. His restaurants serve more than 50 sweet and savory pies—typically 15–25 varieties per day—along with a number of quiches that contain ingredients such as bacon, broccoli, and crab. Dangerously Delicious's bakers handmake each pie as Rodney and his grandmother used to—from scratch and with no additives or preservatives—whether it's a single pie for the storefront, a slew of pies for a corporate event, or two individual treats for a pie-staring contest.
Eastern Market Tango introduces locals to the art of tango with group dance parties and lessons conducted by a pair of in-house instructors. Jake Spatz combines his love for dance and DJ'ing in his nightly activities at Eastern Market, and Maximilliano Gluzman brings the skills he learned studying tango with renowned Argentine dancers and teaching at La Academia in Buenos Aires. Their tango lessons focus on correct posture, leading, and following to help couples communicate through body language and respectfully traverse the dance floor. They also work on improvisation, to help couples find enjoyable ways to dance together in crowded clubs or ATM vestibules where space may be limited.
During milongas—dynamic tango dance parties—advanced and beginning students strut their sultry skills on the dance floor until the wee hours. Three-tiered plates of fresh fruit and dark chocolate beckon resting dancers, as pairs work their way across the studio’s spacious hardwood floors.
When Max Schneider and his son Abe Genderson founded Schneider’s of Capitol Hill in 1949, they had no idea that their store would be around for as long as some of their vintages had aged. Now, after more than 60 years, the family teams up with eight wine consultants to introduce their customers to at least 12,000 varieties of wine and spirits. In addition to vintages accessible to casual consumers, Schneider’s showcases an “old and rare” list of sips, as well as specialty bottles including wines from 1900.
Khepra Anu, the self-proclaimed ?coconut king? and chef at Khepra's Raw Food Juice Bar, slips busily among hillocks of fruits, nuts, and veggies. He expounds on the importance of raw foods and fasting in health, comparing the process to that of a mechanic changing a car?s oil or a carpenter maybe buying flowers for his hammer once in a while. Blends of leafy green veggies, goji berries, and citrus fruits pour from a juicer, fueling patrons during fasts or simply augmenting traditional nutrition. The foundation for each beverage is coconut water from Florida-grown coconuts, and the elixirs are intended to give the body a chance to flush itself of toxins with seed milks, citrus blends, and mineral-rich greens. Khepra is also excited about raw foods, which he believes contain more naturally occurring nutrients, and prepares nut-and-hemp burgers, nori rolls, and wraps in the bustling shop.
Yes, hotel guests flock to The Pool at The Capitol Skyline Hotel's crystalline waters and the lounge chairs and sofas on the deck. But, a decade after the hotel's transformation into a fashionable but accessible vacation spot, the pool has become something of an open secret among DC locals. Anyone can buy a membership and spend the summer splashing around happily and ordering sangria from the poolside bar, just like a hip vegetarian shark. "It's a transporter device," mused The Washington Post's Hank Steuver in 2009. "Not for hard-core swimming, not for athleticism, but for feeling, for glamorous repose . . . Pretending it's anyplace else, anytime else, because it is." Weekly adults-only parties further the tropical-resort mood to the tune of both DJs and live bands.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Free street parking
Most popular offering: Irvingia Blend (African Mango)
Pro Tip: All our smoothie blends contain a 70/30 spinach/kale/fruit composition.
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes